(Solution) OCE1001 INTRO OCEANOGRAPHY: Assignment: Research Paper

As you have probably come to realize, oceanography is a very comprehensive science. As this is an introductory course and there are course objectives that require coverage, there is very little opportunity to explore many of the fascinating aspects of oceanography in depth. This is your opportunity to do so. The presentation is worth 40 points.


Topic Selection:

Topic selection is very liberal, provided it is related to oceanography in some way. The possibilities are virtually endless. Browsing through the list of these the following topics for inspiration:

  • Any marine creature – you would be going into a great level of detail and coverage.
  • Marine vehicles such as ROV’s or AUV’s used for ocean exploration.
  • Tsunamis, hurricanes, tidal bores or any other atmospheric/oceanic phenomena.
  • Renewable energy sources that utilize oceanic sources such as waves, currents, etc.
  • Fishery management, pollution control, oil spills, etc.
  • A detailed account of an important historical event or person in the field of oceanography.


The focus of the paper can be general or a detailed look at one particular aspect of your subject. Keep in mind that this is a scientific-based research activity, so statements are expected to be supported by some evidence such as a journal article, graph or diagram, or even a well selected photo. There is no minimum word requirement, but you may want to shoot for +150 words to write a clear, concise presentation that provides ample coverage of your topic. The overall length should approximately 10 content slides, one title/cover slide, and one reference slide; that is 12 slides at a minimum.


Effects of Oil Spills on Coral Reefs and how to control them

—Coral reefs are not only among the most diverse ecosystems on earth, but also among the most productive.

—Oil spills are a major threat to coral reefs

—Approximately, about 8.4 million tons of oil and related products diffuse into the oceans annually (Ados Santos et al., 2015).

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